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					                              Recognising and Responding to
                              Abuse and Neglect
                                               (Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults)



                              This unit covers the Skills For Care Induction Standard
                              5 – and has recently been updated to reflect the new
                              Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Knowledge Set.
                              Additionally, this unit can be tailored to include your
                              Local Authorities Inter-Agency Policy on Safeguarding
                              Vulnerable Adults.


        Learning Objectives   At the end of this unit and associated activities you will be able to:
                              1.       Define the terms ‘Abuse’ and ‘Vulnerable Adults’
                              2.       List the different forms of abuse with their signs and
                                       symptoms.
                              3.       Understand what to do if you if you suspect abuse, or if an
                                       individual confides in you.

Sample Workplace Activities   N/A

         Content Coverage     Combined Induction
                              5.1    Legislation, policies and procedures.
                              5.1.1  Be aware of key legislation in relation to abuse and neglect.
                              5.1.2  Understand your organisations policies and procedures in
                                     relation to abuse and neglect.
                              5.1.3  Know how to apply your organisations policies and
                                     procedures in relation to abuse and neglect.
                              5.2    Understand the nature of abuse and neglect.
                              5.2.1  Know what the following terms mean:
                                     • Physical abuse        • Sexual abuse
                                     • Emotional abuse       • Financial abuse
                                     • Institutional abuse • Self neglect
                                     • Neglect by others
                              5.3    Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect.
                              5.3.1  Recognise the signs and symptoms associated with the
                                     following:
                                     • Physical abuse        • Sexual abuse
                                     • Emotional abuse       • Financial abuse
                                     • Institutional abuse • Self neglect


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                                     • Neglect by others
Content Coverage continued              Combined Induction
                                        5.4    Understand how to respond to suspected abuse or neglect.
                                        5.4.1  Understand the need to report any suspicions about the
                                               abuse or neglect of the individual(s) you support.
                                        5.4.2  Know when and to whom suspected abuse/neglect should
                                               be reported.
                                        5.4.3  Know what to do if you suspect any child is being abused
                                               or neglected.
                                        5.5    ‘Whistle blowing’
                                        5.5.1  Understand that your first responsibility is to the safety and
                                               well being of the individual(s) you support.
                                        5.5.2  Know how and when to report any resource or operational
                                               difficulties that might affect the delivery of safe care.
                                        5.5.3  Know how and when and your duty to report the practice of
                                               colleagues which may be unsafe.
                                        5.5.4  Know what to do if you have followed your organisations
                                               policies and procedures to report suspected abuse, neglect,
                                               operational difficulties or unsafe practices, and no action has
                                               been taken.
                                        NVQ
                                        HSC24 Knowledge Units 12, 15, 17, 18

              Associated Units          Values of Care
 (all linked to Residential Versions)   Person Centred Planning
                                        Risk Assessment




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